So how ’bout that Super Bowl? Since the Ravens were not playing, I was rooting for the Seahawks, only to be disappointed in the end. I was really only watching for the commercials and the excuse to eat buffalo chicken dip. Nationwide Insurance can go to hell with their commercial. I watch Super Bowl commercials to cry happy tears when the Budweiser puppy is saved by the Budweiser clydesdales…not cry out of the horrible thought of my child dieing. If you didn’t see it…don’t look it up, you’ll only be upset for the rest of the day. And after that halftime show, I am investing in a golden tiger as my main form of transportation and adding some Missy Elliott to my playlist…where has she been?
So let’s take a look at last week’s workouts shall we?
1/26 – Body Pump
1/27 – Spin Class
1/28 – Yoga and a 1.5 mile run
1/29 – Tempo Run. I did something different this week and actually followed my coach’s instructions from last summer. I did a 5 minute warm up at my easy pace. Then did 25 at a harder pace. Followed by a 5 minute cool down. I don’t remember what tempo speed I chose, just that it was in the 11 something per mile. I’ll have to write it down this week.
1/30 – Rest Day!
1/31 – 5.33 Miles on treadmill. I didn’t play around with my speed this week, I settled in for a long run at a comfortable pace.
So that takes us to February 1st which was the first day of my training plan and a rest day.
So I’m back in training mode! That means I have a half marathon in 12 weeks…eeek!
I’m following the same model that I followed last summer, 3-4 days of running, a speed day, a tempo day, and a long day. If I can squeeze in some easy miles here and there I will. I’m doing a couple things different this time. One is the cross training. I’m doing Body Pump on Mondays, Yoga on Wednesdays, and PT exercises on rest days or in the evenings. The other is making sure my focus on Tuesdays and Thursdays is on the effort, not the miles. I’m always so focused on the miles that I think I missed the point of some of my workouts last summer. My first month is below.
I love writing out my plans like this and then hanging it up in my bathroom so I can see it every morning before I leave. When I come back to shower I check off my workout and write in what I did. I did this last year when I was following a beginner 5K plan and I’ve kept doing it. When I fell off the fitness wagon after my half in October, I got myself back on track by planning out December. Here is what my January calendar looked like by the end of the month:
I had to drop Spin Class again, which I’m really bummed about. But I’m not superwoman and I have a family and a job. So in order to fit in the runs, I had to drop it. I felt the strength training from Body Pump and Yoga are much better for my running. While its still freezing and I’m going to the gym for my speed work, may try to get up extra early on Tuesdays to get my run in and then do half a spin class…but we’ll see. I have a hard enough time getting up as it is.
So there you have it…my next weekly update will be from my training plan. I’m really excited for this training cycle, since I’m not a newbie anymore I kinda know what I’m doing and I’m not afraid of it.
How was your weekend? Did you see that Nationwide commercial last night? How do you keep yourself on track with your training?